Imagination in Science

  • Luca Tateo
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


The chapter explores the role of imaginative processes in the history of natural and social sciences. It expands the imaginative activities to the different phases of scientific method and links it to the idea that imagining is a driving force for scientific research, but it also creates the sociopolitical goals that orient science as a social force.


Imaginative processes Natural sciences Social sciences Scientific investigation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Federal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil

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